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Let the lie dictate the shot

Around the green you will encounter numerous types of situations as to how the ball lies
on the ground. The picture on the left shows a sand wedge being used to pitch the ball;
the lie of the ball is fairly good as there looks to be plenty of grass under the ball. The
picture on the right shows a ball sitting on a bare patch of grass; there is not much grass
under this ball. Using a sand wedge in this scenario is not advisable as the sand wedge
may bounce off the compact ground and catch the ball thin (it will travel too low with no
distance control). Use a pitching wedge if you need loft to the shot, the pitching wedge
may not hit the ball as high as the sand wedge, but has less chance to bounce as the
bottom of the club is built differently from the sand wedge.

Let the lie dictate the shot

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